Bloomberg Businessweek has just announced that it is assembling architects, designers, and executives for its first annual design conference in January.
Pentagram partner Edward Opara and New York City Department of Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will be among the presenters at Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2013, which takes place at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco on Jan. 14, 2013. Architects participating in the one-day design conference include Morphosis Architects founder Thom Mayne, FAIA; Studio Gang Architects founder (and 2011 MacArthur Genius) Jeanne Gang, FAIA; Doyle Partners creative director Stephen Doyle, AIA; and Lot-ek founders Ada Tolla, Int. Assoc. AIA, and Giuseppe Lignano, Int. Assoc. AIA. Autodesk will be providing exclusive demonstrations at the museum, according to a release.
"Good design is often the defining element of the products, businesses, environments and sciences that become legendary,” said Josh Tyrangiel, editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, in the release. “These designers are setting the bar for innovation in their respective fields, and at this event they can venture out of their professional enclaves, come together, perhaps even collide, in unexpected and provocative groupings, to discuss process, passions, influences, successes, and failures."
Attendance at the conference will be limited: Just 250 attendees will be admitted, on an invitation-only basis, to enjoy the conference's presentations and cocktail party—plus networking. "Senior executives may request invitations" at the conference website, according to the release from Bloomberg Businessweek. Those not fortunate enough to receive an invite may nevertheless participate through select coverage on Bloomberg TV, the Businessweek website, and other Bloomberg outlets.